Labour - Unions

30/11/19
Author: 
Jeff Sparrow
‘Eco-fascism will emerge not through the state but as people like the El Paso perpetrator violently defend climate privilege against immigrants, environmentalists and progressives.’ Photograph: chameleonseye/Getty Images

Genuine fascists remain on the political margins, but we can increasingly imagine the space that eco-fascism might occupy

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Earlier this year, when the fascist responsible for the El Paso massacre cited ecological degradation as part motivation for his killing spree, many considered him entirely deranged.

Eco-fascism sounds oxymoronic, a mashup of irreconcilable philosophies.

20/11/19
Author: 
TUED (Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
The Green New Deal, Net Zero Carbon,and the Crucial Role of Public Ownership - Conference Report

[Editor: below is the first part of this report which is 50 pages in total.  See the complete report and links within the report here.]

November 2019


This report was prepared by John Treat, Sean Sweeney and Irene HongPing Shen of Trade Unions for
Energy Democracy (TUED). The opinions expressed herein may not reflect the policies and positions
of unions participating in TUED.

09/11/19
Author: 
Cameron Fenton
Our Time

The history of Petro-Canada’s creation in the 1970s offers inspiration for our current political moment

After the votes were counted, Trudeau had fallen from a majority to minority parliament while trouble was brewing in Alberta.

30/10/19
Author: 
Aída Chávez
A PILMA mailer sent to a constituent. Some personal information has been redacted for privacy.Images: Provided to The Intercept

TRADE UNIONS ARE joining the pharmaceutical industry to attack Democrats over their long-anticipated legislation to lower prescription drug prices. The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association, or PILMA, a coalition between the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the nation and union construction workers, recently sent out mailers using industry talking points to slam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s signature drug-pricing plan.

30/10/19
Author: 
The Leap

[Editor: Interesting discussions here..]

The second On Fire book club conversation: Labour Organizing, Strikes, and the Green New Deal. Yesterday, we were joined by Meredith Whittaker, Lauren Burke, Raj Patel, and Deena Ladd for a captivating conversation about building worker power across silos: from bridging the divide between unionized and non-unionized workers, to connecting climate justice with other struggles.

26/10/19
Author: 
Alain Savard
Hundreds of thousands marched in Montreal against climate change on September 27, including 7,500 workers on strike. Photo: Félix Sésé.

October 25, 2019

With a crowd of 500,000, Montreal’s march for the climate was the largest in the world during the September 20-27 week of climate action. Yet it was also noteworthy for another reason.

Despite provincial labor laws preventing unions from striking over political issues, 11 locals representing 7,500 workers formally voted to go on strike for a day.

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